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The Immoderate Temper of Mrs. Chen's Daughter

Narrated by: Robert Sultan
Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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The Immoderate Temper of Mrs. Chen's Daughter is the story of a woman who knows how to use a cleaver. It is an exploration of the Chinese proverb "to hit is to kiss, to curse is to love". It is a tale of China and Jews, of passion and politics, of revolution and mah-jongg.

The author has traveled extensively in China. In this novel he writes of a time when Chinese history and Jewish history collide in the Shanghai ghetto. One reader called it a cross between Portnoy's Complaint and Kill Bill. If you enjoyed The Good Earth, Wild Swans, The Tin Drum, or The Painted Bird, this book belongs on your listening list.

©2015 Robert Sultan (P)2015 Robert Sultan

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One doesn't often make a connection between Jews and China except of course when it comes to eating Chinese food on Christmas. This story helped me understand a lot about what life may have been like for the Jews who found refuge in China to escape the nazi regime. It also gave me a lot more insight into Chinese history as well. I enjoyed the vivid descriptions except when it came to details of severed limbs and such. I had trouble reading the many gory details. Overall this is a fantastic read.